Rod Roy Mac Gowan, Royal Écossais Grenadier
Rod Roy Mac Gowan, Royal Écossais Grenadier

Roidsear Lothair Mac a´ Ghobhainn Fear a' Ghrianain

was born in the year 1720 an independent Duíne Uasal in Dunmaghlass as a nephew of the current MacMhuirich. Blessed with being married to his wife Nadine Mhic á Ghobhainn and happy being father of two children, Mac a´Ghobhainn holds lands in Moigh and Ceapaich with his own retinue such as piper, henchman and his clan and kin.
In the Jacobite rising of 1745, Mac a´Ghobhainn serves as a captain under Lady Mackintosh, also known as Colonel Anne, leading his own company which he had raised for the campaign.Immediately after the dramatic Battle of Cuíl Lodair, Mac a´Ghobhainn is lucky enough to join the Regiment of the Royal Écossois, only as a corporal, despite being a Duíne Uasal, but thus avoiding being massacred or executed for being a Jacobite rebel. Since he is a Gael amongst others of that ilk, serving as a grenadier in this Scottish-French elite-unit doesn´t insult the pride of this Highland Gentleman.
Nadine Giselle Mhic A‘Ghobhainn
Nadine Giselle Mhic A‘Ghobhainn

Nadine Nic a' Chèardaich Bean Mhic a' Ghobhainn
is Roidsear‘s wife.

 

Her story's also coming soon....

Alisdair Ó Súilleabháin
Alisdair Ó Súilleabháin

Alisdair „féasóg gabhar“ Ó Súilleabháin,
nickname „féasóg gabhar“ (goats beard), was born in 1704 at
Doirín Amhlaoibh, Kilcrohane, Barony of Dunkerron on the Iveragh Peninsula in Ireland's province of Munster. He used to be a "tábhairneoir" owning his own tavern. Since the tavern was located in an area where a lot of English settlers lived, he also speaks English and knows some of their songs. And as a publican-landlord he was happy earning some riches.
In the 1740s a famine struck Ireland so he and his spouse Gráinne left the country as Alisdair joined the Irish Brigade of the French army.
After the battle of Dettingen, Corporal O'Súilleabháin was captured by British troops. He got lucky and his wife Gráinne managed to set him free. On their run they met some Highlanders in France. Alisdair has heard rumours that a Scottish regiment will be raised and together they are trying to reach St. Omer, the garrison of this to-be-raised regiment. 
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Gráinne Úi Shúilleabháin
Gráinne Úi Shúilleabháin

Gráinne Úi Shúilleabháin (ní Peadar),
was born 1708 on the Beara Peninsula in the province of Munster, Ireland. She married Alisdair in 1728 and I then became the landlady of his tavern.


In the 1740s a famine struck Ireland so she and her spouse Alisdair left the country as he joined the Irish Brigade of the French army.